Kleiber Nets 100th Career Goal in Loss to Nova
April 2, 2014
EASTON, Pa. - Laura Kleiber scored the 100th goal of her career on Wednesday night but Villanova came away with the 8-6 win over Lafayette. Melissa Galione netted a hat trick to pace the Leopards' attack and Amanda Case and Kirsten Wilhelmsen also registered a goal for Lafayette.
Ana White recorded a game-high three caused turnovers and added an assist for the Maroon & White (4-9). White and Rachel Martin both led the Leopards with three groundballs. For Villanova (6-4), Shannon Galvin had two goals to pace the Wildcats. Chelsey Henderson corralled a team-high three groundballs.
After falling behind 2-0, Wilhelmsen converted a free position shot to put the Leopards on the board. Following another Wildcats goal, Lafayette answered with back-to-back tallies from Galione and Kleiber. Villanova added another tally before Galione and Case responded for the Maroon & White with another pair of back-to-back tallies. The Wildcats would tack on one more to tie the game at five before the break.
Galione would record her third goal of the game shortly after halftime to put the Leopards in front 6-5. The Villanova defense would keep Lafayette scoreless for the remainder of the game while the Wildcats' attack would find the back of the cage three more times before the final whistle to come away with the win.
The two squads played an evenly matched game, as both teams had the same amount of shots (19) and groundballs (10). Lafayette held a 10-6 advantage in draw controls.
Both goalkeepers recorded eight saves in the contest. Leopards' goalkeeper Meghan Curtain fell to 4-9 and Jaclyn Fraum improved to 5-3 for Villanova.
Lafayette returns to action this Saturday as they travel to American to resume Patriot League play. The opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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